“I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny - a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons. Let them never be Stupid Girls.”—J.K. Rowling (via feeny-)
After my open class on Wednesday, my Teaching practice support seminar teacher took my second conditional practice sentences to the above mentioned seminar. We completed the sentences about the others and this is what I got back:
If I found a frog in my bed, I’d certainly start screaming.
It is true. I’d be running around, freaking out as I don’t like anything (in my bed) that has more legs than I do.
If I got locked inside the bathroom and couldn’t get out, I’d start planning my next lesson in my head.
OK, it is true, that I plan most of my lessons in strange places, at strange times, but still, I think I’d be pretty frustrated in a situation like that – that’s why I usually check the locks before I go in the loo.
If I got lost in a shopping centre, I’d ask a passer-by how to find the exit.
I get lost pretty often, so I have overcome my fear to ask strangers to help me.
If stranger asked me to get in her car, I’d ask for her purpose, even the hidden ones.
Last week a stranger did offer me a ride and I got in, and I really asked him if he wanted to kill me and cut me into pieces. He denied it but he asked me a couple of times if I was up for a quickie. I said no to that one.
If I were the ruler of the world, I’d be very fair and creative and I would make everyone smile.